Both the Wide Ruins and Crystal
designs are considered Trading Post Regional Styles that were
encouraged during the 1920's and 30's and continue to be woven
today. It began as an effort to revive the banded blanket patterns
of the past and to keep alive the art of vegetal dying. Through
the use of ancient plant and mineral dyes combined with ongoing
experimentation, the soft hues of the desert are brought to life
in these weavings. The Wide Ruins rugs are usually finer and
have more detail with a ceremonial sash-belt design often incorporated
within. Crystal rugs are usually heavier weavings with bold,
large designs often seperated by bands of "wavy line"
This beautiful Wide Ruins
features the characteristic hues of the Burntwater area which
has become so popular. This is really a lovely weaving.